Friday, August 24, 2018

City Walk 4: Paper Market to Wazir Mansion

Paper Market: Flag Vendors and the Omnipresent Kachra
Continuing from the last Winters, when we wandered around Karachi's Old City, this time we walked around "Paper Market" to observe Independence Day preparations.

We started with Paratha breakfast around 9am from Pakistan Chowk, did Jashne Azaadi shopping from "Paper Market" which was bustling with 14th August display material of all sorts and colors - green being the dominant and concluded it by 1pm, at Wazir Mansion, paying tribute to the Founding Father Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Walk Map: Pakistan Chowk to Paper Market to Wazir Mansion, ~5km Return
Here are some photos from the Walk:

The Walk Started Only After Paratha Feast

Electioneering in the Old Town was Fierce

Urban Decay

Buns Lined up for "Special Karachi Burger"

A "Bohri" Masjid in the Old Town

MCB Tower at Chundrigar Road in the Background


A Typical Old City Road on a Calmer Sunday

Entrance of Bohri Masjid: Cleanest Sight Around  

Essentials of Life in Karachi: Minibus/Coach, Bus, KE Truck! 

Other Than "Kachori" There is Another "Phenomenon" to be Noticed! Guess What?


Hepatitis Alert: Fresh Sugarcane Juice

Pakistan Colored Bangles

Some Vendors Even Sit on the Road

KMC Building: A Lazy Sunday Morning on the Otherwise Chaotic Bandar Road 

Sunday Special: Second Hand Shoes on the Display

Sunday Special: Second Hand Suitcase on the Display on Main Bandar Raod

Bandar Raod: Keamri Cranes Are Visible in the Backdrop

One of Roadside Vendors Saddar is Famous For
"Black" Chaunsa - A Mango Variety Not So Premium

Karachi's Historical Memon Masjid - Backdoor

Preparing for Baqra Eid

Electricity is Supplied at Every Nook and Corner of the City

Heading Towards Wazir Mansion - Quaide Azam's Birthplace

This was Even Before Baqra Eid!

The Other Side of Memon Masjid 

Most Buildings in the Old Town Are "Ship" Shaped Highlighting the Port 
Bottom Left: A Newspaper Photographer Was Searching for a Photo Opportunity and Got Us!

Links of previous City Walks: